Everything is fair in love and war. A 32-year-old jilted man literally proved it by becoming a bigger thief than the one his wife had eloped with three months ago.
Alas, the police caught this one-time daily wager after he committed 15 back-to-back thefts in Indore’s Chandan Nagar and Annapurna localities.
Ravi Gaur, 32, resident of Pratap Nagar, was married to a woman three years ago. He used to support his family by earning through the rightful means. But, his wife eloped with a notorious robber Ravi Maratha three months ago. Gaur told police that the very day he decided to become a bigger thief than Maratha to win his wife back.
But, Friday proved to be unlucky for him as the police caught him with his friends e and the booty---Three motorcycles, three LCD, one home theatre, 2.5 gm of silver, gold ornaments and 13 gas cylinders.
The police admitted that Gaur had of late had become a pain in their neck, especially after committing sensational thefts at Dwarakapuri, Prajapati Nagar, Rishi Palace, Sai Baba Nagar in recent weeks.
Superintendent of police (West) Abid Khan took the matter seriously and formed a team in consultation with CSP Annapurana and started a hunt for the thieves.
Chandan Nagar police inspector Vinod Dixit was made in-charge of the team. After a week long hunt, acting on a tip-off, Dixit caught Gaur and his accomplice, Dharmendra, in Chandan Nagar on Friday.
First he tried to duck the questions, but later he told the police that he was committing thefts to become a bigger thief than Maratha and win back his wife, said CSP Annapurna RS Ghuraiya.
The police hope his arrest would help solve many theft cases.